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make love

euphemism To have sex. When I make love for the first time, I want it to be with the person I'll spend the rest of my life with. After Betty became pregnant, it seemed like she wanted to make love to me all the time.
See also: love, make

make love

 (to someone)
1. to kiss and caress someone. Ernest made love to Linda in the garden in the moonlight. She liked the way he made love to her—all that poetry.
2. Euph. to have sex with someone. I really think that he wanted to make love to me. She did not want to make love to him.
See also: love, make

make love

1. Court, engage in amorous caressing, as in Romance was in the air, and she hoped he would make love to her. [Late 1500s]
2. Have sexual intercourse, as in They'd been making love well before they married. This usage today is the more common of the two. [Mid-1900s]
See also: love, make

make ˈlove (to somebody)

have sex (with somebody): They made love all night long.
See also: love, make

make love

1. To engage in amorous caressing.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
See also: love, make
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GETTING THE BALL INTO ROONEY AND OWEN is like making love to a beautiful woman with one of your closest friends.
Invariably things go further and we usually end up making love.
Making love has a really strong ability to bring you close together again because you concentrate totally on each other.
We started kissing and cuddling and then I gently undressed Joanne before we ended up making love on the carpet.
I"M a keen fisherman and I've often thought fishing was very much like making love to a beautiful woman.
Then he lay down next to me and we had at least half an hour's foreplay - touching and kissing each other - before making love.
The funny thing is that when he's making love he has the same expression on his face as when he is on stage singing.
Victor tore into Will about his betraying Sonny by making love with Paul.
London, Feb 26 ( ANI ): A UK man took to Twitter to ask Domino's for a refund because their pizza burnt his penis while he was making love to it.
DISGUSTING FOB OFF, YOUR STAFF SHOULD INFORM CUSTOMERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MAKING LOVE TO YOUR PIZZA.
Murdoch admitted to the Leveson inquiry last year that he once told Blair: "If our flirtation is ever consummated, Tony, I suspect we will end up making love like porcupines very, very carefully.
Woody Allen Making Love: A Supercut" is an awkward, funny, salient reminder of the fact that while making love is good, actually calling it "making love" is not.
disdain "Can you imagine being a woman and Making love to Stanley
Q MY girlfriend has a really high sex drive and loves experimenting and making love in different places.
He said: "My father died right after making love to his wife and I can't think of a better way to go.